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In this trial of > 2000 patients, the rate of development of new pressure ulcers did not differ according to mattress type.

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Jane Nixon 1,*, Sarah Brown 1, Isabelle L Smith 1, Elizabeth McGinnis 1,2, Armando Vargas-Palacios 3, E Andrea Nelson 4,5, Julia Brown 1, Susanne Coleman 1, Howard Collier 1, Catherine Fernandez 1, Rachael Gilberts 1, Valerie Henderson 6, Christopher McCabe 7, Delia Muir 1, Claudia Rutherford 8, Nikki Stubbs 9, Benjamin Thorpe 1, Klemens Wallner 10, Kay Walker 11, Lyn Wilson 1,12, Claire Hulme 3,13

1 Clinical Trials Research Unit, Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
2 Research and Innovation, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
3 Academic Unit of Health Economics, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
4 School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
5 School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
6 Independent Tissue Viability Consultant, , UK
7 Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, AB, Canada
8 Quality of Life Office, Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
9 Neighbourhood Team North 1, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
10 Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
11 Pressure Ulcer Research Service User Network, Leeds, UK
12 Research and Innovation, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Wakefield, UK
13 Health Economics Group, Institute of Health Research, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK
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